Transfer Rumor: FUTBALLNEWS takes a look at over 10 players who could be on the move this summer as we approach what looks to be a hectic transfer season…
Kylian Mbappe, the world’s most expensive teenager when he arrived for £166 million from Monaco in 2018, is out of contract at the end of the season, with Real Madrid the frontrunners to sign him.
Last summer, Real had a £145 million bid for Mbappe rejected after he wished to leave PSG, and the French club is still hoping to persuade their star striker to stay.
Erling Haaland of Borrusia Dortmund is expected to leave this summer when his £64 million release clause kicks in, with elite clubs from across Europe vying for his signature.
If he moves to the Premier League, Manchester City are in pole position to capture the 21-year-old, who has a contract with Dortmund until the summer of 2024.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are said to be interested in signing Haaland, and Bayern Munich is said to be interested as well, with Robert Lewandowski’s future uncertain.
Last summer, Harry Kane requested to leave Tottenham Hotspur, but the club refused various offers from Manchester City, and he ended up staying in north London.
Spurs are not in a hurry to offload Kane, who is under contract until 2024, but sources suggest Manchester United may rekindle their interest in the 28-year-old England striker this summer.
There are questions about Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire to stay at Manchester United beyond this season, with the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League a distinct possibility.
It’s also uncertain whether the next manager would include Ronaldo, who has a year left on his contract, in his plans at Old Trafford.
Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Juventus are among the European clubs in communication with Paul Pogba’s representatives about signing the midfielder on a free transfer this summer.
Pogba’s camp has also been contacted by two Premier League clubs, according to sources. The 29-year-old has not ruled out a return to United, but no new contract has been offered since last summer.
With just over a year left on his current contract, Mohamed Salah is still in talks with Liverpool about a new agreement.
According to reports, Barcelona is considering signing Salah this summer, and the longer the talks drag on, the more worries about the 29-year-future old’s arise.
Declan Rice, a West Ham midfielder, has emerged as one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League, with Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly interested in signing him this summer.
West Ham is believed to seek at least £100 million for the 23-year-old, whose current contract runs until the summer of 2024.
After being benched during Manchester United’s derby defeat to Manchester City in March, reports have surfaced that England star Marcus Rashford is evaluating his future at the club.
The 24-year-current old’s contract, which contains a one-year option extension provision, is set to expire in 2023, with the striker struggling for form during a tumultuous season at Old Trafford.
Barcelona’s interest has apparently resurfaced, while Arsenal and PSG have also been connected, with Rashford being mooted as a possible successor for Mbappe if he decides to leave France.
Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial’s future is uncertain, as the France international has struggled to regain form since joining Sevilla on loan in January.
Martial, who has a contract with United until 2024, sought a transfer away from Old Trafford because he needs a “fresh atmosphere,” but he has kept the possibility of staying at the club beyond this season open.
The identity of United’s incoming manager, as well as the future of the Red Devils’ other attacking players, will undoubtedly play a part.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires in June, and Real Madrid is one of several European teams interested in his services.
In January, the 29-year-old was the subject of contract talks, but no formal agreement was reached.
So, these are some of the Transfer Rumors for today, brought to you by FUTBALLNEWS.